Hello, I replied to an add on netmums for somebody who was looking for childcare in september. I said I am a childminder etc and gave a lot of information.
This is the reply I got (copied and pasted from email):
Thank you for your reply. . WE are not nessesary looking for a registered childminder but you will need to have all the checks done.
Could you please email me your address and approx. time and date when we can meet, I must tell you I work full time so any time after 5pm would be good.
I am mainly concered that she is not looking for somebody who is registred? But has asked for my address so obviously not thinking of a Nanny job? What does everybody think? My husband is not likly to be home as he works shifts.
I suspect she just means she's still looking at all the options - nursery, childminder, family, nanny?
Maybe her preferred option will be going to her house (so not a registered childminder but wiht child minder skills) but still wants to ensure that whoever she invites into her home has had their CRB check etc.
So has politely given you the heads up that she's not fully decided.
If you feel nervous get a friend to sit in the kitchen drinking tea while you are in the front room!
she may mean that she's not personally bothered if you are registered or not so long as you are a lovely and reliable person, so don't let the fact you are unregistered (not applicable to you, I know) put you off from applying for the job. it's what I would mean.
mamagloves me - I removed all of her details so that nobody would know who it was. I just wanted opinions, incase I ended up with somebody pretending to be a mum, who was actually a killer/rapist/burgular etc. I don't think it is that bad to copy and paste some of the text, to get opinions of if they thought it was ok?